Friday, February 17, 2012

Secretary Sebelius visits MCC's Health Science Institute

Sec. Sebelius visits MCC Health Science institute

It was a fun visit for MCC and the folks at the Health Science Institute. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (and former Kansas Governor) Kathleen Sebelius was in town today to talk about the digitizing of health records to help modernize the health industry.

The pannel that spoke with Sebelius included a former students from MCC, professionals in the Health IT world and physicians that all spoke about how upgrading their patient record systems helped them and helped their patients in the long run.

Sec. Sebelius visits MCC Health Science institute

I did have to admit to my fellow PR folks today that I missed the days when I would throw myself into the scrum of other reporters to ask a visiting VIP a question or get into positon for the best photo.

When you are on the PR side, your subject tends to stand still a little longer and pose for more of your photos. Sort of...

Sec. Sebelius visits MCC Health Science institute

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day dinner

I would say it was a great success. The future wife seemed quite pleased.


The scallop recipe is nothing new. I bath the raw scallops in orange juice pat them with a little pepper and then wrap them in bacon. Stick in the oven at 400 degree for about 15 minutes.

And asparagus is asparagus... garlic, onions... bake until tender.

The potato gratin and the steak recipe, though were two new ones that I found on Pinterest.

Yeah, I Pin... you wanna fight about it?

The steak recipe was incredibly simple, but since we are raised from a young age that steak goes only on the grill, it seems almost sacrilegious.

You sear the steak in a pan with butter... just enough to add a bit of a nice brown crispy shell in each side. Then put the steak in the oven at 400 degree for about 15-20 minutes. It comes out a perfect medium rare.

The potatoes I found online and can go in the crockpot (which is becoming my new favorite kitchen tool).

Slice the potatoes, add a cu of sour cream, can of cream of potato, package of shredded cheese and crockpot it on high for three hours.

Add gren onions and pepper.

The dinner itself was so good, I think I managed to convince The Librarian that we should name our first kid Chewbacca...

Friday, February 03, 2012

FRIDAY VIDEO: 5-year-old identifies brand logos


This is something that probably only marketing people and mothers of 5-year-olds will appreciate/be terrified by.

A graphic designer sat his daughter down and asked her for her first impression of several MAJOR brand logos.

Depending on who you are, her responses are cute, terrifying, intriguing or educational.

Working in this field, I am fascinated (I have watched the video several time) by not only the number of logos she recognizes, but also how she associates them.

The Republican Party logo is a "Circus Elephant."

The Panera Bread Co. logo is "Coffee."

She knows GE because her grandpa worked there.

I'd be curious to hear what parents think of this video, though. There has already been some outrage by parents who believe we over commercialize our kids... The Disney and McDonald's logo might be good examples, as she was able to identify those in a heartbeat.

Still, it was interesting that she was able to make the connection that the McD's M looked like french fries is kind if intriguing...

What do you think, moms?